September 10, 2008

Code Layout Change

I've been meaning to change the layout of the kernel source for a long time now, but I was reluctant to change it for fear of breaking the build process (and also because CVS isn't very good when it comes to renaming or moving files and directories). However, today I finally changed the names of the kernel source directories:

sys is now known as h
kern is now known as sys

This naming convention is more in line with the older Unix V7 through 2.11BSD. Apparently I got the kern and sys names from FreeBSD (NetBSD and OpenBSD also use these names), but I just prefer the convention of V7 and 2.11BSD over FreeBSD for some reason. I suppose the names don't really matter, though; it's not as if anyone else is working on Punix now anyway. :)

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